BOOK BY: Jen Turano
This third book in Jen Turano’s American Heiresses series is just as fun and a delightful read like the books preceding it. Readers don’t have to worry about having read the first two books, Storing Up Trouble reads well as a stand-alone (though our heroines from the others make cameos).
The opening scene throws our hero and heroine into a dangerous situation in which the true colours of both characters are exposed. We find our hero to be socially awkward and our heroine is a complete extrovert and has an uncanny ability to attract disaster wherever she goes.
It’s an interesting expose on the treatment of working class women during the suffragette movement. Our heroine comes from a New York 400 family, but is sent to Chicago to live with another wealthy relative. Her aunt secures her a position and our heroine learns what it really is like to be considered one of the working class. We see her eyes opened to the treatment of those who are considered in the lower class by the upper class where she’s from.
I love the final chapter where those of the Chicago elite receive their comeuppance when they realize who our heroine really is.
A fun, light read with a light spiritual thread and a cast of colourful characters readers can’t help but to fall in love with.
I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.